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Built in 1898 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, the Auditorium’s lofty, open architecture is from another era and the incredible acoustics keep the music real. In Colorado’s chillier months, you will find concerts, speakers, and panels in the intimate setting of our 1918 Community House.

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Acoustic Evening With Michael Franti & Spearhead – SOLD OUT

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Presented by KBCO Door time: 6:30 Show time: 7:30 Michael Franti is a globally recognized musician, activist and award-winning filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, worldwide philanthropic efforts and the power of optimism. Throughout his multi-decade career, Franti has earned three Billboard No. 1’s with triumphantly hopeful hits “Sound of Sunshine,” “Say […]

$60 – $103

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer featuring Rakesh Chaurasia: As We Speak

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Low Ticket Alert! Presented by KBCO Door time: 6:30 Show time: 7:30 The first time banjo legend Béla Fleck, tabla master Zakir Hussain, and double bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer got together to make an album, it was to write, not to play. When Fleck and Meyer were looking for a third partner for a triple […]

$53 – $63

Tommy Emmanuel, CGP

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Tickets Are Flying! Presented by KBCO Door time: 6:30 Show time: 7:30   The real-time exuberance Tommy Emmanuel brings to every note of every song he plays is palpable and infectious. His fans are in love with his unbound talent as a guitarist of multitudes, his ability to play three parts at once, always with […]

$43 – $53

The Magic of Adam Trent

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:30 Show time: 7:30   Adam Trent presents a Magic show unlike any other in the world, fusing modern illusions, music and comedy in an extremely interactive way. Not only will volunteers come onstage to experience magic throughout the show, but certain tricks even happen in the each audience member’s hands across the […]

$35 – $75

Alisa Weilerstein Plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   The 2024 Festival season opens with the much-anticipated return of Alisa Weilerstein, whose music “emerges with sunlit clarity” (The Guardian); here Weilerstein performs one of the most breathtaking works for cello. Later: Mendelssohn could not shake the “festive air” of Italy while composing his Fourth Symphony, […]

$18 – $80

Family Concert: Green Eggs and Ham

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 10:00 AM Show time: 10:30 AM   Do you like Green Eggs and Ham? Musical storytellers Really Inventive Stuff return by popular demand, this time with their fully-staged adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ beloved children’s classic featuring Sam-I-Am. This engaging Family Concert also includes a musical twist on three of Aesop’s most familiar fables: […]

$18 – $80

Alisa Weilerstein Plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   The 2024 Festival season opens with the much-anticipated return of Alisa Weilerstein, whose music “emerges with sunlit clarity” (The Guardian); here Weilerstein performs one of the most breathtaking works for cello. Later: Mendelssohn could not shake the “festive air” of Italy while composing his Fourth Symphony, […]

$18 – $80

Dohnányi, Beethoven & Schumann

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 7:00 PM Show time: 7:30 PM   The 2024 Robert Mann Chamber Music Series begins with a spotlight on the Festival’s own musicians. Dohnányi’s sextet brings together piano, string trio, clarinet, and horn, an uncommon combination which the composer uses to mischievous effect. Beethoven’s brief “Eyeglasses Duo” is so called for a friendly […]

$18 – $70

Rite of Spring & Gluzman Plays Prokofiev

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 7:00 PM Show time: 7:30 PM   Famous for inciting a riot at its 1913 premiere due to its cutting-edge compositional techniques, Stravinsky’s Rite represents “the mystery and great surge of creative power of Spring.” BBC Music Magazine has praised violinist Vadim Gluzman’s performance of Prokofiev’s acerbic Second Violin Concerto as “a thing […]

$18 – $80

Rite of Spring & Gluzman Plays Prokofiev

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   Famous for inciting a riot at its 1913 premiere due to its cutting-edge compositional techniques, Stravinsky’s Rite represents “the mystery and great surge of creative power of Spring.” BBC Music Magazine has praised violinist Vadim Gluzman’s performance of Prokofiev’s acerbic Second Violin Concerto as “a thing […]

$18 – $80

Squirrel Nut Zippers: Jazz from the Back O’ Town

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Tickets Are Moving! Presented by KBCO Door time: 6:30 Show time: 7:30 Iconic New Orleans based Jazz Rockers Squirrel Nut Zippers will be taking fans on a magical, musical voyage to the birthplace of Jazz as they present Jazz from the Back O’ Town – a four-show love letter to the prodigious New Orleans neighborhood known simply […]

$30 – $40

Bruckner Bicentennial: Symphony No. 4

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   “Look, how brightly the universe shines! Splendour falls on everything around…” Schoenberg’s chromatic and stunningly beautiful Transfigured Night draws inspiration from a poem about a woman harboring a dark secret and the man who loves her enough to forgive her. 2024 marks Schoenberg’s 150th birthday, as […]

$18 – $80

Schubert’s Strings & Nielsen’s Winds

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 7:00 PM Show time: 7:30 PM   The Robert Mann Chamber Music Series continues by highlighting musicians from the Festival’s own ranks. One of the most beloved works ever written for wind quintet is this music by Carl Nielsen; he composed his Wind Quintet with five friends in mind, and this warmth, as […]

$18 – $70

Olga Kern & Grieg’s Peer Gynt

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 7:00 PM Show time: 7:30 PM   Welcome back, Festival favorite Olga Kern! Fresh off a celebration of Rachmaninoff’s 150th anniversary, Kern performs his Second Piano Concerto — a success from its inception, this memorable concerto’s themes that have been borrowed by countless films, Sinatra songs, and more. After intermission, Colorado Public Radio’s […]

$20 – $85

Olga Kern & Grieg’s Peer Gynt

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   Welcome back, Festival favorite Olga Kern! Fresh off a celebration of Rachmaninoff’s 150th anniversary, Kern performs his Second Piano Concerto — a success from its inception, this memorable concerto’s themes that have been borrowed by countless films, Sinatra songs, and more. After intermission, Colorado Public Radio’s […]

$20 – $85

Straight No Chaser – Summer: The 90’s

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Tickets Are Flying! Presented by KBCO Door time: 6:30 Show time: 7:30 If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses... think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. […]

$43 – $73

Gabriela Lena Frank’s World Premiere

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   Be the first to experience a brand new concerto by Gabriela Lena Frank, heralded as one of the most significant women composers in history by the Washington Post. This exciting new work was commissioned by the Festival and will be performed by Boulder’s Grammy-winning Takács Quartet […]

$18 – $80

Watchhouse (Formerly Mandolin Orange) with Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Tickets Are Going Fast! Presented by KBCO Door time: 6:30 Show time: 7:30   Over a year after Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz of Watchhouse (formerly known as Mandolin Orange) reintroduced themselves on their 2021 self-titled LP, the pair shared a special surprise release: Watchhouse (Duo), a self-produced recording of Marlin and Frantz performing the most […]

$50.50 – $60.50

Haydn, Debussy & Mendelssohn

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 7:00 PM Show time: 7:30 PM   The Robert Mann Chamber Music Series continues with a spotlight on the Festival’s own musicians. Haydn’s String Quartets achieved a new range of expression for secular music; his String Quartet C major, Op. 20, No. 2 is a diamond from start to finish. Debussy, a master […]

$18 – $70

Awadagin Pratt + Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 7:00 PM Show time: 7:30 PM   Celebrated pianist Awadagin Pratt makes his Festival debut with music old and new, beginning with Bach’s nimble Keyboard Concerto in A major. Pratt then performs a piece he commissioned from lauded composer Jessie Montgomery; her Rounds is inspired by an epic poem by T.S. Eliot and […]

$18 – $80

Awadagin Pratt + Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   Celebrated pianist Awadagin Pratt makes his Festival debut with music old and new, beginning with Bach’s nimble Keyboard Concerto in A major. Pratt then performs a piece he commissioned from lauded composer Jessie Montgomery; her Rounds is inspired by an epic poem by T.S. Eliot and […]

$18 – $80

Science Friday – Live!

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Presented by Doors: 6:00 PM Show: 7:00 PM Join Ira Flatow and the SciFri crew as they hit the road to uncover and report on the amazing science news and stories happening in Colorado! This is your chance to peek behind-the-curtain of your favorite national radio show and participate in a special live performance with […]

$45 – $65

Mozart: Duo Pianos, Haffner & A Little Night Music

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   The Washington Post declares that twin sister pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton “have to be heard to be believed”; the Festival is honored to welcome these audience favorites for an all-Mozart program. Following the charming serenade Eine kleine Nachtmusik (“A Little Night Music”), the Naughtons perform […]

$18 – $80

Danish String Quartet

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 7:00 PM Show time: 7:30 PM   “Yes, playing string quartets is our job, and yes it is hard work, but we mostly do it for pleasure, like we always did,” says the Danish String Quartet, a highly sought-after ensemble of energetic musicians who met each other at music camp as teenagers. The […]

$18 – $70

Augustin Hadelich & Dvořák 7

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 7:00 PM Show time: 7:30 PM   Augustin Hadelich, one of the greatest violinists of all time, returns to perform Tchaikovsky’s unparalleled Violin Concerto. The deeply patriotic Dvořák wished to use his music to recognize the struggle and oppression of his fellow Czechs; he wrote of this urgent Seventh Symphony, “What is in […]

$20 – $85

Augustin Hadelich & Dvořák 7

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   Augustin Hadelich, one of the greatest violinists of all time, returns to perform Tchaikovsky’s unparalleled Violin Concerto. The deeply patriotic Dvořák wished to use his music to recognize the struggle and oppression of his fellow Czechs; he wrote of this urgent Seventh Symphony, “What is in […]

$20 – $85

Graham Nash – More Evenings of Songs and Stories

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

SECOND NIGHT ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND! Low Ticket Alert! Presented by KBCO Door time: 6:30 Show time: 7:30   Legendary artist Graham Nash, as a founding member of both the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash, is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who has seen rock history unfold at some of […]

$50 – $100

Mahler 4 & Ravel’s Shéhérazade

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Door time: 6:00 PM Show time: 6:30 PM   Music Director Peter Oundjian continues his tradition of ending the season with glorious music by Mahler. The composer built his Fourth Symphony around his own song “The Heavenly Life,” which borrows text from a Bavarian folk poem. “The angelic voices gladden our senses,” the poem proclaims, […]

$18 – $80

Ben Folds – Paper Airplane Request Tour

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Low Ticket Alert! Presented by KBCO Door time: 6:30 Show time: 7:30   Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation. The Emmy-nominated singer-songwriter-composer has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records. For […]

$63 – $88

Graham Nash – More Evenings of Songs and Stories – SOLD OUT

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Presented by KBCO Door time: 6:30 Show time: 7:30   Legendary artist Graham Nash, as a founding member of both the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash, is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who has seen rock history unfold at some of its seminal moments – from the launch of the […]

$50 – $100

RYAN ADAMS: SOLO 2024

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Low Ticket Alert! Presented by KBCO Door time: 6:00 Show time: 7:00   https://youtu.be/UU52AinUauQ?si=NX5_zq9TYIJ_ySgB

$55 – $110

RYAN ADAMS: SOLO 2024

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Low Ticket Alert! Presented by KBCO Door time: 6:00 Show time: 7:00   https://youtu.be/UU52AinUauQ?si=NX5_zq9TYIJ_ySgB

$55 – $110

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers – Spirit Tour: 25th Anniversary

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Low Ticket Alert! Presented by KBCO Door time: 6:30 Show time: 7:30   Based out of Williamsburg, VA, Hornsby first rose to national prominence with The Way It Is, his 1986 Grammy-winning debut album with The Range. The title track became the most-played song on American radio in 1987 while Tupac Shakur’s timeless song “Changes” […]

$48 – $75

The Robert Cray Band – Groovin’ for 50 Years

Chautauqua Auditorium 100 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder, CO, United States

Presented by KBCO Door time: 6:30 Show time: 7:30 Blues icon. Soul man. Rock and roller. Robert Cray is all these things – and more. The Georgia- born, Washington-raised musician first picked up a guitar after seeing The Beatles on TV then, having witnessed Jimi Hendrix perform in Seattle, determined that his destiny would also […]

$43 – $53

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